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General Information

Name:  Gerald Eades Bentley  

Pen Name: None

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Audience: Adult;

Born: 1969 in Brazil, Indiana

Died: July 25, 1994, in Hightown, NJ


-- Gerald Eades Bentley on WorldCat -- http://www.worldcat.org/search?q=gerald+eades+bentley


Illinois Connection

Taught at both the University of Illinois (1923-1926) and the University of Chicago (1929-1945).

Biographical and Professional Information

Gerald Eades Bentley was an authority on seventeenth-century English drama. He was a scholar, and educator as well as an author.


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Titles At Your Library

The Jacobean and Caroline stage;: Dramatic companies and players
ISBN: B0007JJCT4

The Clarendon Press. 1966

Shakespeare and Jonson: their reputations in the seventeenth century compared
ISBN: B0007DK23A

University of Chicago Press. 1965

The swan of Avon and the bricklayer of Westminster
ISBN: B0007G5I54

Princeton University. 1946

Arte of Angling
ISBN: 069106007X

Princeton University Press. 1958

The description for this book, Arte of Angling, will be forthcoming.

Shakespeare: A Biographical Handbook.
ISBN: 0300000219

Yale University Press. 1961

Bentley presents the life and working methods of William Shakespeare with the strictest fidelity to the surviving documentation. By presenting the hundred or more surviving Shakespearean documents in the context of similar records, against the background of Elizabethan customs and prejudices, and in relation to one another, he sets up an essential outline of Shakespeare's life.

Shakespeare and His Theatre (Landmark Edition)
ISBN: 0803202202

University of Nebraska Press. 1976

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Profession of Dramatist in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642 (Princeton Legacy Library)
ISBN: 0691062056

Princeton University Press. 1972

Gerald Eades Bentley assembles and analyzes the extant theatrical materials of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. His discussion of the working conditions of professional dramatists like Thomas Heywood, John Fletcher, and Philip Massinger as well as William Shakespeare rounds out the fascinating picture of the professionalism that developed in the great days of Elizabethan and Jacobean theatre.

Originally published in 1972.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Profession of Player in Shakespeare's Time, 1590-1642
ISBN: 0691065969

Princeton University Press. 1984

This book is a comprehensive study of the customary practices of English players of the period--how they lived and worked and were paid, organized, and cast for parts in the phenomenally popular theaters of England. Gerald Bentley discusses sharers, hired men, boy apprentices, musicians, touring groups, and managers, showing that players in general led difficult but seriously professional lives.

Originally published in 1984.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.